I just had to write about this book which one of my children gave me for my birthday ( after Christmas). It’s an amazing little anthology of poems ( poets from Shakespeare, Yeats, Hardy through to James Sheard and Char March), all very well chosen and with an interesting back story. Apparently Deborah Alma actually drives around in a 1970s ambulance ( she wears a white coach while they lie on the bed and is accompanied by Nurse Verse) and in a part theatrical type approach listens to people’s woes and gives them prescriptions of poetry! She goes to schools, festivals, weddings, libraries, schools, pubs etc. How cool is that? It seems to me a gloriously dotty idea. For more info google The Emergency Poet where there are photos of her in action.
This book is designed to be an anti-stress poetry anthology and it doesn’t disappoint. *****